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January 18 Stone Hill Science Fiction Association founded
February 11 Ron Graham dies
Easter Yorcon
May 11–13 First ArmadilloCon
July HUMANALO founded
July 17 Walter Gillings dies
July 20-22 First Spacecon
August 23-26 Seacon '79 (Worldcon)
August 30-September 3, Labor Day NorthAmericon '79 (NASFiC)
September 28-30 Final PgHLANGE held
October 19-22 Wellcon (first New Zealand Natcon)
Autumn First Shoestringcon held
Science Fiction Chronicle by Andy Porter begins publication
Terry Hughes TAFF trip
DUFF: Ken Fletcher & Linda Lounsbury (South)
GUFF: John Foyster (North)

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